War Poems

Popular War Poems
Ukraine (traveler's diary, year 2024/in Ukrainian)
by Halyna Myroslava

Україна (щоденник подорожнього, рік 2024)
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висіяний з неба біль
перемішує з криком страх і ненависть
вона* ж
стоїть
мужньо обнесена вогнями
хоча життя доокіл розсипається як її будинки
і присипає землею


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War Is Never Over
by Cecil L. Harrison

War is never over
Thought the treaties may be signed
The memories of the battles
Are forever in our minds

War is never over
So when you welcome heroes home
Remember in their minds they hold
Memories known to them alone


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My Old Football
by John Milton Hayes

YOU can keep your antique silver and your statuettes of bronze,
Your curios and tapestries so fine,
But of all your treasures rare there is nothing to compare
With this patched up, wornout football pal o’ mine.
Just a patchedup wornout football, yet how it clings!
I live again my happier days in thoughts that football brings.
It’s got a mouth, it’s got a tongue,
And oft when we’re alone I fancy that it speaks
To me of golden youth that’s flown.
It calls to mind our meeting,

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The Soldier's Refrain
by Leon Moon

I awoke to my own corpse
And flowers my lover brought.
The war was fought
And not fought enough.

We had died dutifully
And followed orders perfectly.
The war was understood
But not understood enough.


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"Ave Ceasar"
by Banjo Paterson

Long ago the Gladiators,
When the call to combat came,
Marching past the massed spectators,
Hailed the Emp'ror with acclaim!
Voices ringing with the fury
Of the strife so soon to be,
Cried, "O Caesar, morituri
salutamus te!"

Nowadays the massed spectators

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Recent War Poems
Ukraine (traveler's diary, year 2024/in Ukrainian)
by Halyna Myroslava

Україна (щоденник подорожнього, рік 2024)
-
висіяний з неба біль
перемішує з криком страх і ненависть
вона* ж
стоїть
мужньо обнесена вогнями
хоча життя доокіл розсипається як її будинки
і присипає землею


......

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The Soldier's Refrain
by Leon Moon

I awoke to my own corpse
And flowers my lover brought.
The war was fought
And not fought enough.

We had died dutifully
And followed orders perfectly.
The war was understood
But not understood enough.


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Senseless
by Liam Dolphin

Senseless

We all gather at the statue,
Rifle in tow
Straight from the storage depot
Time to march,
For Glory!

The plane lands at base,
We all make haste,

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Jezebel
by Jeff Bresee

Dim lit, damp and distant corner
torn from dream of vapor’s fold.
Slow descent to worlds divided,
nothing hot and nothing cold.

Long ago this soul forgotten,
cast off in the ides of youth.
Un-forgiven deeds left hiding
beneath the stone of burden’s proof


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You are among the chosen ones/Ти серед обраних (Ukrainian)
by Halyna Myroslava

ти серед обраних
мішенню бути
ціль
знайдуть причини
ті що їх шукають
котрих щось інше не відволікає
яка різниця їм
де й чим
живеш та дихаєш
мішень ти

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    Andrew Marvell (13 poems about War)
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    Sir Walter Scott (12 poems about War)
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    F.P.A.] (15 November 1881 – 23 March 1960 / Chicago, Illinois
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